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Congratulations Holden Williams, PhD!

On October 18, 2021 Holden Williams successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Williams!APOE GENOTYPE AND CEREBRAL GLUCOSE METABOLISM: A MULTI-OMICS...

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College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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Posted - Oct 18Read More

Physiology Trainee Courtney Kloske Leads Formation of WIMS Mentoring Program

From October 2021 WIMS NewsletterCourtney Kloske, a fifth-year doctoral candidate, became involved in WIMS thanks to Monica Chau, PhD, research assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery and then-...

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October 28: Physiology Research Retreat

Click here to view the official event pageThe Physiology Research Retreat is the marquee research event for the entire department. This one day event include scientific talks, trainee presentations,...

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Posted - Oct 11Read More

'Behind the Blue': Cardiovascular Health and Research With Alan Daugherty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — University of Kentucky’s Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently held its annual Cardiovascular Research Day, an event that showcases innovative research in...

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New UK Study Offers Insight on How Resistance Training Burns Fat

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2021) — Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine and College of Health Sciences study add to growing evidence that resistance exercise has unique benefits for fat...

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Congratulations Jordan Wean, PhD!

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Jordan Wean successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Wean!METABOLIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR...

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Congratulations Timothy Joseph Kopper, PhD!

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Timothy Joseph Kopper successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Kopper!MYELIN, CPLA2, AND AZITHROMYCIN: MODULATION OF MACROPHAGE...

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The New York Times, "Lifting Weights? Your Fat Cells Would Like to Have a Word."

Read the original New York Times article here.By Gretchen ReynoldsPublished July 21, 2021Updated July 22, 2021, 8:55 a.m. ETA cellular chat after your workout may explain in part why weight training burns fat....

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UK Study Finds Time-Restricted Eating May Reduce Diabetes-Related Hypertension

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2021) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study suggests that time-restricted eating may be able to help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce nocturnal hypertension, which...

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College of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Cheavar Blair

Cheavar Blair, PhD, a 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is now a postdoc at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Dr. Blair recently received the 2020 Young Author...

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Posted - Jun 2Read More

UK Research Could Lead to Treatment for Aortic Aneurysms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic...

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Congratulations Ryan Cloyd, PhD

On Friday, May 28, 2021 Ryan Cloyd successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Cloyd!THE ROLE OF MICROTUBULE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN TAU IN NEURONAL EXCITABILITY AND...

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Two Members of Physiology Elected to Staff Senate

Andrew Hernandez and Mindy Thompson of the Department of Physiology were both elected to the University of Kentucky Staff Senate, Provost Sector.The UK Staff Senate represents the interests of staff at all...

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Posted - May 26Read More

UK Professor Awarded $1.9M for Sepsis Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2021) — A University of Kentucky College of Medicine professor has been awarded a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for his research on the body’s immune response to...

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New MRI Technique Can Detect Early Dysfunction of Blood-Brain Barrier Associated With Small Vessel Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2021) — Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky and the University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage...

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